Last Updated: Friday, 19 April 2024 15:51

Fruit Shop pokie

Visiting any stores is usually associated with spending of money. Destroying a long-established stereotype, NetEnt has decided to extend its fans the new Fruit Shop pokie. The RTP of this pokie is 96.7%. The maximum amount of winning per single spin is 94 600 coins. During testing we have established that Fruit Shop pokie gives the winnings via "waves" and if it starts paying - you would increase the stakes and continue to gamble at least 50-100 spins more. Pay attention, that both pokies (Fruit Shop and Glow) have low popularity among the player. It influences the prize pool dramatically. 

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Personal testers opinion

Fruit shop pokie does not show its mood. It can "eat" a lot of money, like it is cold and then hit a massive win. Players cannot understand where they are now in the cycle. At the same time, the pokie has the gigantic potential of winning, but with low popularity among the players. The free spins feature is triggering every 8th spin (statistically, 11.97%). My medium winning amounted to only 7x in it. 27.2% of the prize pool is spent in the feature. In the usual spins, the frequency of hit any winning is 27.59%. Note that this pokie has a full clone - Glow pokie (is recalled by Netent and not active right now).

Review and recommendations by the testing team

  • In the main game, this pokie keeps the balance in the average level, and sometimes gives out combinations with a win of about 1x - 3x total bets or makes a whole series of spins without a win, but then compensates with free spins.
  • Free spins are triggered often and give an average win value of 5x - 10x total bets, which is quite enough for keeping the balance. Big wins of more than 100x are rarely given by this pokie, unlike FRUIT SHOP Christmas edition pokie.

This pokie is in theory suitable for playing with bonus money, but having in mind that the pokies can issue a large series of empty spins and then a whole series with big winnings, it is recommended to have a large bet balance, from 150 bets and more. Because of the low popularity among players, we will give only neutral recommendations for both - a bonus and real money play.

Netent declares the following probabilities

  • The total percentage of the return (RTP) is 96.7%. Of these: 54.3% in the usual spins and 42.4% during the bonus free spins feature.
  • The probability of getting any winning during the usual spins and the free spins feature is the same is 27.2%.
  • The maximum payout in the usual spins is 40 000 coins per pay line, during the bonus free spins is 80 000 coins.

Hidden parameters and settings of Fruit Shop pokie (data from testing)

  • The frequency of triggering the free spins feature is statistically every 8th spin (11.97%). 
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 27,59%. As you see, the Fruit shop has to trigger the free spins after every top symbol winning. That's why the winning frequency is far below the middle line. Some players try to make progressive bets (increasing every 5th spin) before first winning falls.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 17% in the usual spins and 83% in the free spins. Pay attention that this number dramatically differs from Netent's official data. 
  • The maximum winning during the tests was 247x. This is the strangely low number for 30 000 testing spins. 
  • The average winning from the bonus was 7x. This is the point. The free spins (statistically) triggering every 8th spin and pays 7x, taking away one stake of the player. 
  • Volatility is 6,76 out of 20 (average). Average volatility in the unpopular pokie is dangerous for players. Especially, if the players cannot understand if pokie hot or cold. 
  • Cycle length is average. 
  • The rating of the pokie for the wagering is 4.19 out of 10.
  • The expected percentage of return on the bets (RTP) of 96.7% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.

Description of the pokie

Developers of NetEnt, differing rich imagination, was able to present an entirely new way in the fruity story, although, however, all the pokie of this developer differ in the originality of the subject. Sound effects are also impressive, and some of the ringing sound of coins so pleasing to the ear. During the start-up bonus of free spins, there is a change in background design that is from light blue to orange-red.

Bonus free spins

  • If you win on a line with the same fruit symbols - bonus spins are triggered.
  • If you win on a line with the same fruit symbols, you will get free spins with an x2 multiplier.
  • During bonus spins, any pay combination with fruits provides additional bonus spins.

How to win at Fruit Shop pokie? (conclusion)

You know what is our golden rule - "test the pokie in demo mode before depositing". Fruit Shop is not one of the most popular among the players, and we think it's going to be "Cold" most of the time, which you will not like very much because this game can easily lead you to a zero balance. We recommend that you do not place bets higher than A$5. If you feel that the pokie is "Hot", it is quite likely to "catch" a good winning. You can try the progressive bet strategy. Many people play this way here, raising the stake after every 5th spin because the free spins feature is activated on average every 8th spin. The recommended balance is around 100-150 bets. It is possible to enter a series of negative spins, but then for about 20 - 30 spins, the pokie may "explode".

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Written by Vladislav Dibrov
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